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Pastor Terry Cripe is the Ohio District President and as such is the District's spiritual leader and ecclesiastical supervisor. Prior to his election in 2006, Pastor Cripe served as pastor of Christ Our Savior in Defiance, Ohio and before that, as pastor of St Peter Lutheran Church in Hopewell township, New Jersey. He was elected to a second 3 year term in 2009.

He is a 1974 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary when it was located in Springfield, Illinois, and also holds the ThM degree in New Testament studies from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

When not traveling around the district, Pastor Cripe resides in Defiance, Ohio, with his wife Marlene. They have two grown daughters and two granddaughters.